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  • Solutions Architect

  • Business: Travis Perkins PLC
  • Sector: IT & Digital
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits
  • Hours of work: 40
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 23-Jan-2019
  • Job reference: 19590

Job Description

As a Solutions Architect in Travis Perkins you will be accountable for the development, maintenance and execution of the systems architecture roadmaps, in support of the business objectives and help drive the business forward with new technologies and providers.

In this role you will be responsible for


  • The delivery of solution architecture and design to support the plans of the business units of the group, identifying potential points of contention notifying project leadership of situation while identifying risks, assumptions, constraints, dependencies and requirements traceability within the system architecture and propose appropriate mitigations and options.

  • Working with the Enterprise Architect team to communicate the systems architecture plan and the benefits that it will provide to the business units, and appropriately leverage re-usable assets such as target enterprise architecture, principles, standards, policies, API frameworks, and micro services.

  • Ensuring that designs adhere to established architectural governance, attending as appropriate Design Authority and Architecture Review Board forums, and ensuring that  designs conform to preferred technical approaches, benefit the business and will operate robustly and efficiently.

  • Actively supporting the Architecture Practice, including attending regular collaboration and review forums and generally engage with colleagues in order to ensure all TP architects are aware of, and contribute to, the architecture roadmap.

  • Contribute to the evolution of the architecture design process, ensuring it is effective and efficient through maintaining the  artefacts, principles and practice documentation to support the architecture design process.


It would be great if you had...


  • Experience of providing consultancy to the business, designing and monitoring complex architectures and delivering architectural solutions to solve business requirements and concerns

  • Experience of working within a multi-channel merchant or retail environment

  • Experience of delivering Service Oriented Architecture design

  • Strong hands-on implementation skills in contemporary technologies and methodologies, comfortable working at the detailed level in complex technical environments

  • Experience of working with Cloud technologies is key, AWS would be beneficial but not essential

  • Systems architecture creation techniques, wide range of available technologies.


What can we offer you?


We are one of the largest employers of IT professionals in the area. We're Agile, we're Lean, we've gone Google and we're providing in-house designed & built bespoke software and applications to support our company. We are forward thinking enough to recognise that investment in IT will give us the leading edge on our competitors. We've restructured, we've adopted new methodologies, and we've brought in award winning IT professionals to take us through this transformation.


Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey. If, like us, you put customers at heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of benefits on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.


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